Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Justice begins where inequality ends.

 

 

RACIAL JUSTICE

Investing in racial justice

 

Demonstrators gather during a march to the Breonna Taylor memorial at Jefferson Square Park on October 3, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Our historic social bond was meant to meet these extraordinary times. This month, Fortune featured our announcement of $180 million in funding for organizations addressing systemic racism in the US, doubling our commitment to this critical work.

 

 

 

People work cleaning the streets after the passage of Hurricane Maria, in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, on September 22, 2017.

CITIES & STATES

¡Viva Puerto Rico!

Three years after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans are still rebuilding their homeland. To help them restore the island, we’ve committed $10 million as part of a coalition to support an inclusive recovery.
Learn more.

 

Mike Bloomberg discusses the initiative with Pili Twala-Tau, First Lady of Johannesburg and US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick H. Gaspard.

WEST AFRICA

A lifeline for local media

In West Africa, COVID-19 and Ebola have demonstrated that accurate information from local media can be life-saving. With the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa, we’re working to strengthen these vital platforms and counteract misinformation.
Learn more.

 

Indigenous activist, Sonia Guajajara.

NATURAL RESOURCES & CLIMATE CHANGE

The Amazon has seen our future

Many of our world's most pressing problems are already being experienced by the people living in the Amazon. In this New York Times interactive collection, our grantees Sonia Guajajara and Valerie Paye share what’s happening in the region and how to protect the planet’s future. Explore now.

 

Portrait of Amb. Samantha Power wearing a red blouse against a burnt orange background.

LEADERSHIP

Welcome, Ambassador Power!

We’re delighted to share that Amb. Samantha Power has joined our Board of Trustees. From her days as a journalist in Bosnia and Sudan to serving in the United Nations and as a member of President Obama’s cabinet, she has a long record of fighting for justice. Meet Ambassador Power.

 

 

CREATIVITY & FREE EXPRESSION

Provoking a better future

 

A multi-colored illustration is used as the overarching image to represent Creative Futures.

 

We asked creatives how they’d transform their fields to meet this moment. Creative Futures, our new series of 40 provocations across the arts, documentary, and journalism, presents possibilities for big changes. Too radical, or has their time come? You decide.

 

 

 

 

Justice begins where inequality ends.

Discover more stories at fordfoundation.org and on our social media

 

 

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